Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1103 AM AST THU AUG 27 2015

...TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL BRING FLOODING RAINS ACROSS PORTIONS
OF THE LOCAL ISLANDS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-281600-
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SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-EASTERN INTERIOR-
NORTH CENTRAL-CENTRAL INTERIOR-PONCE AND VICINITY-NORTHWEST-
WESTERN INTERIOR-MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-CULEBRA-VIEQUES-
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN JUAN...CAROLINA...FAJARDO...
HUMACAO...GUAYAMA...ARROYO...YABUCOA...SALINAS...COCO...CAGUAS...
ARECIBO...VEGA BAJA...DORADO...COAMO...COROZAL...AIBONITO...
VILLALBA...JAYUYA...PONCE...AGUADILLA...ISABELA...HATILLO...
QUEBRADILLAS...UTUADO...SABANA GRANDE...LARES...ADJUNTAS...
HORMIGUEROS...MOCA...AGUADA...LUYANDO...CABO ROJO...LAJAS...
CULEBRA...ESPERANZA...ANNA`S RETREAT...CHARLOTTE AMALIE...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE EAST...CHARLOTTE AMALIE WEST...CRUZ BAY...
CHRISTIANSTED...FREDERIKSTED...FREDERIKSTED SOUTHEAST...
GROVE PLACE
1103 AM AST THU AUG 27 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING RAINFALL ACROSS PUERTO RICO
  AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AS TROPICAL STORM ERIKA MOVES ACROSS
  THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. RAINFALL FORECASTS OVER THE LOCAL AREA
  ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUMS
  OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. DUE TO HEAVY RAINS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
  WESTERN INTERIOR OF PUERTO RICO OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS...THEIR
  SOILS ARE SUPER SATURATED...THEREFORE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING MAY
  OCCUR IN THAT REGION. REGARDLESS OF THE ANTECEDENT SOIL
  CONDITIONS...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING AND LAND SLIDES ARE
  POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF HIGH INTENSITY TROPICAL DOWNPOURS...WHICH
  CAN OCCUR WITH TROPICAL STORM ERIKA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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